Tires CB 400

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Chino, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Chino

    Chino Ol'Timer

    So Pikey was almost right. Though my tires still have profile, they seem too old & dry.
    Can anyone advise me what tires I should get for my CB 400 1998? I need soft rubber compound, good city grip and occasionally on the highway.
    Dunlop GT 501 seems to be the choice.
    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Klaus

    Klaus Ol'Timer

    Yep, happened to me, too - good profile, but the tires were three years old and "dry". Usually I ride that much that I run out of rubber, but some stock tires here last forever. Talked to a guy with a Phantom 200 who got over 25K km out of his REAR tire, and it looked as if it could go another 5K. It's dangerous to think the tire's good since it has lots of profile left...
     
  4. XXX

    XXX Member

    Dunlop GPR100 soft rubber compoud is the good choice
     
  5. Alibaba

    Alibaba Member

    Michelin M45s are a great tyre in that catagory. An easy way to make tyres keep is to use a spray on/wipe on tyre shine. A good product would have a high UV rating. The other thing to do to stop your tyres going "brown" is to keep your tyres out of the direct sun and clean. The tyre companies are yet to make a cheap, freely available UV stable tyre as far as i know. Tyres hate the sun, especially in high UV zones. The "brown" can also be sanded off the tyre surface if the bike has been out of action for a really long time
     
  6. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    For me there is only one choice. Dunlop GPR70. Front is about 3500-ish, rear 4500. http://www.dunloptyres.com.hk/e/tyres-bike-gpr70sp.html
    Readily available in Thailand. I have them on my NSR and they are ,according to Mr. Pairoj ([email email=toger05@yahoo.com]toger05@yahoo.com[/email]), the most popular 400 tyre.
     
  7. gobs

    gobs Ol'Timer

    I use Bridgestone Battlax tires on my CB1, and I feel OK with them!
     
  8. Chino

    Chino Ol'Timer

    Thanks for sharing your views, but has anyone experience with the Dunlop gt 501's ? Pure Motor in BKK advised me these tires.
     
  9. mikerust

    mikerust Ol'Timer

    I think it depends on your riding stlye. Brigestone recommend a bias ply for CB400 but radial for CBR400. http://mc.bridgestone.co.jp/en/products/machine/honda.pdf
    Sport tyres promote quick steering and extreme lean angles. Street tyres emphasize stability and low-speed maneuverability. http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/front/affich.jsp?codeRubrique=23072004172329&codePage=23072004172315_23092004113915&lang=EN

    " Big Bendum
    (Ek Pai Boon) Mr. Pairoj has a large stock of specialist bike tires. He can supply, change and balance tires for you. 481 Santiphab Road
    Tel: 02-222-7535
    Email: [email email=toger05@yahoo.com]toger05@yahoo.com[/email] "

    All the tire dealers including Pure Motor are within 2-300m of each other.
    http://www.geocities.com/bkkriders/shops/index.html

    Before I had GPR80 which worked OK but now I don't ride everyday so wear became less of a concern.

    At the end of the day it's about confidence with the tyre and what is available in LOS.
     
  10. Chino

    Chino Ol'Timer

    Thanks Mike, I guess you're right 'bout riding style. Mine's all day routine and once a month on a ride on the highways with the Thai guys. I'll follow your advice and check out some dealers around Hua Lompoong station. Pure motor seems knowledgeable.
     

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